The Numbers Tell The Story
Prior to around 1700, the sea pig population was regulated simply by Natural Selection. During the 18th Century while the Russians controlled Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, sea pigs were hunted nearly to extinction. Once the hunting stopped, the sea pig population began to rebound. This period of growth was short lived. Late in the 20th Century, the dumping of toxic chemicals into the ocean off the Pacific Northwest began to quickly take it's toll on the sea pig population. If this reckless pollution is allowed to continue at today's rate, the sea pig will become extinct by 2025.
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